Capt. Rick Grassett’s Weekly Fishing Report

Reported: November 25th, 2018 by Capt. Rick Grassett

Anglers fishing with me, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing snook on flies at night and a variety of species on DOA Lures in Little Sarasota Bay during the past week.

Stewart Lavelle' from Sarasota, had some action catching and releasing snook on flies while fishing dock lights on a couple of different trips recently with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Sarasota's Stewart Lavelle working on his night moves.

Fly angler Stewart Lavelle, from Sarasota, fished dock lights for snook with me on Monday evening. He had good action catching and releasing numerous snook on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly.

Sarasota winter residents, Mike Perez, and Denton Kent fly fishing the same area with me on Tuesday night.

A front passed through that morning and slowed the action a little although they still had decent action catching and releasing snook on flies.

Michael Dinerman, from Atlanta, with a 23" trout caught and released on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing Little Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Michael Dinerman, from Atlanta, with a nice 23" trout.

Marshall Dinerman and his son Michael, from Atlanta, fished Little Sarasota Bay with me on Wednesday. They caught and released jacks, ladyfish, snook and several trout, including a 23” trout.

We fished DOA Deadly Combos and CAL jigs with shad tails on the flats and CAL jigs with shad tails around docks.

Fishing dock lights in the evening or before dawn is still a good option for catch and release snook fishing. This is also a great time of year to fish the coastal gulf for false albacore, tripletail, and Spanish mackerel when conditions are good.

The key to success is finding clean water. Our natural resources are under constant pressure from red tides fueled by agricultural and residential runoff, freezes, increasing fishing pressure and habitat loss and degradation. Remember to please limit your kill, don’t kill your limit!

Capt. Rick Grassett

Rick is the owner of Snook Fin-Addict Guide Service, Inc. He's a full time fishing guide and outdoor writer based in Sarasota, FL. He’s been guiding since 1990 and is an Orvis-Endorsed fly fishing guide here at CB’s Saltwater Outfitters, the 2011 Orvis Out­fit­ter of the Year.